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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 5 Responses May 6, 2013

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I recently divorced my wife of 5 years. I moved from the east coast and am starting a new life for myself in Garlin Texas.
    StrangerDanger75 StrangerDanger75 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This isn't an experience involving relationships but instead a thing we all take for granted..... our health. 12 weeks ago I took my first steps in the hospital, I learned how to...
    VeinsOfMisanthrope VeinsOfMisanthrope 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Update on how I'm doing . In 2 weeks it will be a year me and my husband have been split . I miss him think about are love everyday . I've let it go I guess now it's being lonely...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Was 1 1/2 months clean, back to stage1... Gotta wear jumpers now...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    This is my second divorce. It was finalized this past Wednesday. I'm very disappointed in the whole idea of love right now. After giving one hundred percent to both wives, I find...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    What a lame day. Getting divorced, overwhelmed at work, kids having a rough time. It's exhausting.
    Gazell Gazell 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    Throughout my marriage my husband has been unfaithful in some sort of way. He would make online profiles on adultfriendfinder and other adult dating sites to talk to women. We have...
    elle1640 elle1640 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Well here it goes, I need some advice on this. 2 years ago I was introduced to a man who I met through my job. I took a liking to him (even though I was in a relationship at the...
    sarahdragonfly sarahdragonfly 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm recently married. My husband and I dated/lived together for 2 1/2 years and then tied the knot on Aug 1 2013. The wedding was beautiful..the honeymoon was fantastic. When we...
    emilylwlr emilylwlr 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    the years have passed on by.I went into a marriage with open arms and great anticipation of happily ever after.What I got was two wonderful children which I raised alone as a...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 24

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    In June I made a bold decision that would forever change my life after months of my mind racing over the state of my marriage. My husband (at the time) filed for divorce, and with...
    daisygrey daisygrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    We could attend any Courtroom in Perth. We may even organize for an experienced lawyer that specialises inside the demanded location of Divorce law to meet you nearby.There exists...
    Peternhj Peternhj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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      I am wondering if anyone is currently in the same situation as me, or has been in the past. My profession is a Graphic Designer. Nearly five years ago, I walked out of my...
    jenks69 jenks69 36-40 Sep 8

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    We were together for 23 years, married for 18. We stuck through it all but 5 years ago we went through a trying family situation. That is when he started shutting me out. I let him...
    Jensur Jensur 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been divorced since December 2010. Separated before that...August 2009. I should have filed for divorce first...but I wanted the marriage to work..so I filed for legal...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been married for 25 years and made the decision to divorce my husband. I lost my identity during my marriage. I cared for the children , home and my husband, but no body...
    peacefulone1 peacefulone1 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    STBX is back in town after 2 weeks away spent with his gF. This is going to be a difficult week. The realty of our divorce is setting in for him and he's realizing that he does not...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    A few weeks ago I read ad on the net that was a beauty wrinkle remover with guaranteed visible results within 2 weeks. As I am a senior and am just starting to see a few lines and...
    puddetat puddetat 61-65, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need advise on how do I get divorce without hurting my wife and kids.. My wife is good human being .. It's just that nothing happens the way I wanted my married life to go.. It's...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is NOT my story. This story belongs to Annie3321. I am posting it here for those that struggle with staying. It is amazing insight into what happens once the "affair fog...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My husband and I were married for 10 years and have two children together. He had an affair a year ago and left me for the other woman the day after Christmas of 2013. I filed for...
    mrevis18 mrevis18 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    " This selection retains the distinction involving property bought in advance of the wedding (different property) and property acquired in the course of the wedding (Group property...
    Eveline1062z Eveline1062z 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I overdosed in February. Taking 30 some pills, one of which was Zoloft. 20 minutes after taking it i immediately regretted it. I started to panic inside, thinking what have i done...
    star6550 star6550 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I know it doesn't seem like a big deal. Everyones parents are divorced nowadays right? I live with my mom, and about a thirty second walking distance from the rest of my maternal...
    looloo55 looloo55 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    And now I am living with someone. ;) Life does get better. And, it's not just all about the sex - that is true. Sex, or lack of it, was just a symptom of dysfunctions across...
    awakeforthedancechecksin awakeforthedancechecksin 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    After year & Years of fighting this Year my Parents Are officially separating & Getting a divorce . Living together was All about fighting . They did not have a good understanding...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Aug 29

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    LMAO!! My father filed for divorce THE DAY after my brother's birthday. Lol "Oh, it your birthday. That reminds me, I need to divorce your mother..." **** you! Haha
    Chrissaysyourock Chrissaysyourock 16-17, M Sep 1

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    You know when you get the cue for the right time on some thing? well...i think this is it. this is my cue to divorce my husband. We have been very unhappy with our marriage. From...
    lilacslolita lilacslolita 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    We decided last year it was time to divorce. He cuts the pay into 44% for him and 56% for me and the 3 children and all the bills. So he wants to go the online poet filing route...
    Cinderfire Cinderfire 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    After the audience Brazilian national anthem rang out the melody, the atmosphere will instantly solidified, the audience saw tens of thousands of Brazilian fans, Brazilian...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Sep 1

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